Dr. Nagel’s background in education covers a variety of experiences working in many roles with students of all ages in different districts and communities. She worked as a paraprofessional with early childhood and elementary special education students while completing the coursework for her teaching license, and afterward taught special education students for ten years in all grades K-12.
Dr. Nagel has also served as an assistant middle school principal and an assistant high school principal for seven years, a district-level supervisor of student support services for five and a half years, a PK-8 principal for two years, and as a school board member and district board member representative on regional special/alternative education cooperative governing boards for eight years.
Dr. Nagel is licensed in learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders, and also as a K-12 principal, director of special education, and superintendent. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, a Master of Science in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Minnesota State University, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership, Policy, and Administration from the University of St. Thomas. In addition to her work as an adjunct professor teaching the master’s completion and orientation courses, Dr. Nagel also works as a course evaluator for Learner’s Edge with master’s level coursework.